There are some honors that nobody wants to receive, like Razzies, Golden Turkeys and Ig Nobel Prizes.
In the world of Consumerist.com (owned by Consumers Union), there’s the annual worst company in America nod, which this year was whittled down from a pool of 32 companies to just two – Comcast and Live Nation Entertainment’s Ticketmaster.
While both companies have faced a fair amount of criticism in recent times, the cable, sports and entertainment giant managed to draw just a bit more ire from Consumerist.com readers, scoring 5,469 votes to Ticketmaster’s 3,787.
For that dishonor, Comcast will receive the fabled golden poo award, which Consumerist.com expected would be placed in the lobby of company headquarters.
The folks at the Motley Fool website chalked up the win to the fact that much of Comcast’s business is subscriber-based and “hefty cable bills and threats of throttled or metered bandwidth don’t sit well with the typical Consumerist.com reader.”
But perpetual bridesmaid Ticketmaster, which has made the worst list for the last three years, shouldn’t feel too bad. The “lord of tickets, duke of fees” also got poked for its “excessive ticketing fees and event exclusivity.”
Other companies topping out the list included Bank of America, Cash4Gold, Time Warner Cable, Paypal, Apple and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.